Director of International Experiences
ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE:
Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty,Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.
We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.
Berry College seeks a Director of International Experiences with a vision for increasing the number of students with international experiences and cultivating broader faculty engagement with the program. The director oversees the college's education abroad experiences, including semester and summer study, faculty-led summer programs, service and internship opportunities. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong record of serving students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.
In particular, the director advises students planning to study abroad, support Berry faculty-led Short-Term International Programs, organize campus events and presentations, maintain the International Experiences website (including the Terra Dotta platform), oversee scholarships for study abroad and development grants for faculty, maintain and build relationships with international partners and program service providers, and other duties as assigned by the Associate Provost.
The director will also collaborate with Director of Student Diversity Initiatives to welcome and orient international students studying at Berry and increase the global diversity experiences of the students on our campus. The director will serve as one of the college's Designated School Officials (DSO).
A bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred) and at least three to five years of experience in the area of education abroad.
Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.
The college provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.
All applicants should complete the online application at https://berry.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=126788, attach a letter of interest, a separate statement that addresses how their cultural, experiential, administrative and/or academic background could contribute to the promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion at Berry College, and a resume. Also provide contact information of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.